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    Lifeboat (20th Century Fox, 1944). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    Although the film Lifeboat was based on John Steinbeck's novel, the author chose to disassociate himself from the film because of its treatment of his material. Nevertheless, the picture is one of Alfred Hitchcock's most innovative films, which takes place almost entirely on a small lifeboat that carries the survivors of a torpedoed freighter during WWII. Tension rises when a man rescued from the sea turns out to be the commander of the U-boat that sunk their ship. Among the living are Tallulah Bankhead, William Bendix, Walter Slezak, Mary Anderson, Henry Hull, and Hume Cronyn. Portraits of the distressed survivors against a tumultuous sea in roiling greens and blues make this one sheet a highly desirable collectible. There appears to be a slight fade to the colors. Touchup to the folds, tears in the left border, a diagonal tear in the bottom credits, pinholes in the borders, a tiny tear in the wave over John Hodiak's shoulder, and a tear in the top border. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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    March, 2016
    26th-27th Saturday-Sunday
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